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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Le Amiche del cuore

Fortnight 1992, Feature film, 1 H 46

Synopsis

Morena, Claudia and Sabrina are three teenagers who live in the same Roman suburban neighborhood. Morena and Claudia are smarter and more sociable than Sabrina. Morena studies to become a nurse. Although she likes her job, her life is dreary. She lives with her mother, a former drug addict, and her grandmother. Claudia shares no intimacy with her parents. Her provocative beauty leads her to pose for fashion photos and appear on TV shows. Encouraged by her agent, she decides to leave her family and settle down in Rome. Sabrina is the most withdrawn of all. Extremely sensitive, she lives with her father, a 45 year old physiotherapist. A possessive man, he nourishes a morbid and exclusive love of his daughter…

Director

Michele Placido

He was born in Ascoli (near Foggia). He is a famous actor and performed in theater in plays directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi and Giorgio Strehler. He worked with filmakers like Luigi Comencini, Marco Bellochio, Giuliano Montaldo, Benoît Jacquot etc. He also perfomed in a famous Italian TV drama, La Pieuvre. Le Amiche del cuore is his second feature film.

Asia Argento
Carlotta Natoli
Claudia Pandolfi
Michele Placido
Simonetta Stefanell

Screenplay
Angelo Pasquini, Michele Placido, Roberto Nobile

Image
Giuseppe Lanci

Sound
Luciano Murayori

Editing
Ruggero Mastroianni

Music
Nicola Piovani

Set decoration
Francesco Frigeri

PRODUCTION : Giovanni Di Clemente pour la Pladi Audiovisi Clemi Cinematografica Rai Due VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Adriana Chiesa

Title in Original Version : Les Amies de coeur